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Timothy Heleniak

Senior Research Fellow

A geographer specialised in:

  • Migration and population change
  • Regional economic development
  • The Arctic, the Nordic region, the EU, Russia

Academic qualifications

PhD, Geography, University of Maryland
MBA, Finance, University of Maryland
BA, Sociology, Eastern Washington University


  • English
  • Russian

Prior positions

Research Professor, Department of Geography, George Washington University (2013-2015)
Editor, Polar Geography (2011-2015)
Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Maryland (2005-2013)
Project Officer, Innocenti Research Centre (Florence, Italy), United Nations Children's Fund (2003-2005)
Human Development Economist, The World Bank (1992-2003)
Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2000-2003)
Social Science Analyst, Center for International Research, U.S. Bureau of the Census (1983-1992)



Publications by Timothy Heleniak.